Developing Fiscal States in Africa
On 2 December 2021, at 15:00 CET (16:00 EET), UNU-WIDER and the OECD Development Centre will host an online panel discussion on Developing Fiscal States in Africa that brings together academia, policy practitioners and development partners. Read more
Annual Lecture 25 | Bina Agarwal
Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms? Join the online lecture on 9 December. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
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Panel discussionRachel Gisselquist at Finland's Development Policy Days 2021
Rachel M. Gisselquist joins a panel discussion at the annual Development Policy Days event hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland. The event is held 9-10 November 2021 both online and at Finlandia Hall, Helsinki from 8:30 – 16:30...
BlogForeign aid can help stem the decline of democracy, if used in the right way
Democracy is having a hard time. In India, once the world’s largest democracy, the pandemic has hastened the country’s slide toward authoritarianism ...Foreign aid Development aid Aid effectiveness
ProjectEffects of aid on social protection systems in sub-Saharan Africa
Theme: Transforming statesForeign aid Development aid Aid effectiveness
Policy BriefAid effectiveness: Growth and beyond
The questions of whether aid has impact and is effective have been the subject of considerable attention...Aid effectiveness Aid and growth Development aid
ProjectEffects of Swedish and international democracy support
Theme: Transforming statesDemocracy Development aid Aid effectiveness
BlogTackling gender inequality from all directions
Improving the position of women continues to be an important concern in development...Gender equality Development aid SDGs
PresentationIs Development cooperation still relevant in Africa? Lessons from UNU-WIDER research on aid effectiveness
A presentation by Finn Tarp , Director of UNU-WIDER at the 'Annual Meeting of Finnish Heads of Mission: Interdependence will come to the fore in global political changes'. For more information see here . Presentation slides here...
NewsFinn Tarp Moderates Public Meeting on Nordic Development Cooperation
The Finnish Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto invited his Nordic colleagues to Helsinki to discuss how to enhance cooperation on development policy issues.Development aid Sustainable development Poverty
NewsPress Release: Nordic Ministers for Development Cooperation to Helsinki - Towards Closer Cooperation
Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto has invited his Nordic colleagues to Helsinki on 13–14 March. The purpose of the meeting is to enhance Nordic cooperation on development policy issues. The participants in the meetings will be...Development aid Fragile states Development finance
NewsFragility and Aid-What Works? New York, NY, USA
The UNU and UNU-WIDER event on ‘Fragility and Aid - What Works?’ on 25 October 2013, at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN, draws on research from UNU-WIDER’s diverse global network with the aim of providing an opportunity for discussion of...Fragility Development aid
PresentationDoes aid contribute to economic development?
Presentation UNU-WIDER and research on foreign aid. A large and comprehensive, joint research, documentation and communications initiative.
PresentationAid, growth and development
The Danish Society for International Development and the Centre for African Studies at Copenhagen University are pleased to announce an international conference on The new Africa – no longer the hopeless continent? Presentation by Finn Tarp,...
ProjectConference on aid - principles, policies and performance
Aid is one of the most challenging development issues facing the international community. There is now a pressing need to evaluate performance to date, and the future for aid in light of recent events such as the post-Monterrey consensus to...Development and Finance Development aid Financing the MDGs
ProjectFragility and development
In recent years there is a growing concern within the international donor community regarding the plight of a special group of countries labeled as 'Fragile States'. These states, which according to current donor lists currently numbers more...Development and Finance Fragility Fragile states